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Banorte Signs Up to Principles for Responsible Banking at UN Headquarters

Banorte the only Mexican bank in the core group that led the development of the Principles for Responsible Banking
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-- Banorte the only Mexican bank in the core group that led the development of the Principles

-- Carlos Hank González, Chairman of Banorte, signed the Principles himself, in the presence of UN Secretary General António Guterres, and represented Latin American banks on the panel "Driving change and having an impact in the world"

-- These Principles are designed for banks to align all their decisions with social, environmental, and ethical goals

-- "At Banorte we're very proud to be the only Mexican bank to have led the development of the Principles for Responsible Banking, laying the foundations for a new kind of banking, more in line with the needs of our clients, employees, and the communities we work with": Carlos Hank González

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-- Banorte the only Mexican bank in the core group that led the development of the Principles

-- Carlos Hank González, Chairman of Banorte, signed the Principles himself, in the presence of UN Secretary General António Guterres, and represented Latin American banks on the panel "Driving change and having an impact in the world"

-- These Principles are designed for banks to align all their decisions with social, environmental, and ethical goals

-- "At Banorte we're very proud to be the only Mexican bank to have led the development of the Principles for Responsible Banking, laying the foundations for a new kind of banking, more in line with the needs of our clients, employees, and the communities we work with": Carlos Hank González

Bhutan’s Mountain Hazelnuts: A Transformative Model in a Remarkable Part of the World

By Teresa Law, Mountain Hazelnuts Blog by Co-founder and CFO
Blog

Peter Henry, Dean Emeritus of NYU’S Stern School of Business once said, “You can actually make a lot of money and do a lot of good in the world.”  

That’s the motivation behind the business model of Mountain Hazelnuts. To make things even more interesting, we want to create a transformative model in a remarkable part of the world – the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.  

Bacardi Just Found the Best Use for Plastic Straws Ever—Turn Them Into Vinyl Records

By Melissa Locker
Article

Normally, if your record sucks, that’s a bad thing. (Just ask Jet!) But now, thanks to a collaboration between Bacardi and Lonely Whale, if your record sucks, it’s a good thing—at least for the planet.

Is The New HP Elite Dragonfly The World’s Most Sustainable Laptop?

by Jeroen Kraaijenbrink
Article

This week, HP launched its new Elite Dragonfly laptop. Even though its low weight and specs are a significant move forward compared to earlier models, it deserves attention for another reason. As HP claims, it is the world’s first PC made with “ocean-bound” plastics—plastics collected from river-sides, beaches and shores that would otherwise end up in our oceans.

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Appalachian Wood Alliance Pilots a Smallholder Access Program

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The AWA is piloting a Smallholder Access Program designed to develop new and more efficient tools that provide the benefits of FSC certification to small landowners through existing procurement efforts.

Clean Seas Seafood Achieves ASC Certification

SCS Global Services confirms the certification after an assessment of its aquaculture farm site
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SPENCER GULF, South Australia, September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Clean Seas, the global leader in full-cycle breeding and production of Yellowtail Kingfish, has been internationally recognised for its responsible and ethical practices by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Independent certification body SCS Global Services (SCS) confirmed that Clean Seas’ Boston Bay and Louth Farms met the ASC Standard after an assessment of its aquaculture farm site.

Ecolab Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for Fifth Consecutive Year

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ST. PAUL, Minn., September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources, has been named to the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) North America Index, a comprehensive assessment of leading sustainability-driven companies. This is Ecolab’s fifth consecutive year on the North America index, and the company’s sixth listing since 2012.

Promoting Sustainable Forest Management for Small Landowners

Blog

Locally-sourced wood is the lifeblood of our pulp and paper mills. We have an economic interest in keeping the forests near our mills as forests and promoting sustainable forestry practices – everywhere we operate.

PYXERA Global Joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 Network

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PYXERA Global is joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 network (CE100 network) this week, a pre-competitive innovation network established by the Foundation to enable organizations to develop new opportunities and more quickly realize their circular economy ambitions. The CE100 network brings together corporations, governments and cities, academic institutions, emerging innovators, and other thought leaders in a unique multi-stakeholder platform. The network has a global scope and convenes members at events held in Europe and North America.

Top-to-Bottom Efficiency

Or more accurately, bottom-to-top.
Blog

Most people understand that a tree can be used to make different types and grades of furniture, cabinets, lumber and paper. But what many do not realize is that, in many cases, a single tree may provide all of these useful products – and more.

To understand this, it is helpful to think from the bottom up.

The large diameter base of a tree’s trunk may be used to produce fine veneers for doors and tables.

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